New Traffic Calming Upgrades at Fir Street and W7th Avenue and along Glen Drive

This spring, we are implementing temporary traffic calming measures on selected Slow Streets. Traffic calming measures help reduce motor vehicle volumes and make these routes more comfortable for walking, cycling and rolling.

As part of the Slow Streets Upgrades, additional signage and concrete diverters will be installed and there will be some local changes to parking and traffic circulation. Over the next few weeks, we will install traffic calming measures on two Slow Streets:

  • Fir Street at W 7th Avenue: To help reduce motor vehicle volumes along the 7th Avenue bikeway, we will install temporary diverters for motor vehicles traveling on W 7th Avenue. Motor vehicles will not be able to travel straight through W 7th Avenue. These traffic diverters will provide adequate space for people cycling and walking on W 7th Avenue to turn and travel through.
  • Glen Drive at E Broadway and E 12th Avenue: To reduce motor vehicle shortcutting, we will install traffic diverters that will restrict turns for motor vehicles turning south from Broadway to Glen Drive or north from 12th Avenue to Glen Drive. These traffic diverters will provide adequate space for people cycling and walking on Glen Drive to travel through the intersection safely. These upgrades will encourage people driving to use arterial streets such as E Broadway, Clark Drive, Great Northern Way and E 12th Avenue as much as possible, and minimize traffic using local streets to access destinations like Vancouver Community College.

A notification letter has been sent to the local residents and businesses providing details of the upgrades and information on on-going engagement. You can also review the notification letters in the Documents folder and the updated Supplemental Design Guide (PDF) to learn more about each traffic calming measure and the rationale behind the upgrade.

Please fill out an online traffic calming upgrades survey and share your feedback about how these changes are working. We will monitor these traffic calming measures by reviewing public feedback, collecting data and making adjustments as needed.

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